Gagosian is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Cy Twombly to inaugurate the new gallery at Grosvenor Hill in Mayfair.
The exhibition will include as yet unseen large Bacchus paintings, with loans from the Cy Twombly Foundation and other collections.
Twombly’s enduring importance to the art of the present is attested to by the many recent survey exhibitions of his work in leading international museums. He has been a cornerstone of Gagosian since the 1980s. Gallery exhibitions of his work presented over the last twenty-five years include Bolsena Paintings (1989–90), The Coronation of Sesostris (2000–01), Lepanto (2002), Bacchus (2005–06), and The Rose (2009).
Throughout this period, Twombly inaugurated several Gagosian galleries with exhibitions of new work, including Ten Paintings and a Sculpture (London, 2004), Three Notes from Salalah (Rome, 2007–08), Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (Athens, 2009), and Camino Real (Paris, 2010). The Last Paintings and Photographs toured Gagosian Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, and New York in 2012.
Designed by award-winning architects Caruso St. John, who were also responsible for Gagosian Britannia Street and Gagosian galleries in Rome and Paris, the new gallery—the third in London—features large, double-height daylit spaces, and is located in Grosvenor Hill, above Berkeley Square, between Davies Street and New Bond Street.
Larry Gagosian comments, “It was a tremendous honor that Cy Twombly inaugurated so many of our European galleries with exhibitions of new work. In keeping with this tradition, we are excited to be able to show several previously unseen works as the opening exhibition at the Grosvenor Hill gallery.”
A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Briony Fer will be published to accompany the exhibition.
From the Quarterly
Olivier Berggruen and Mary Jacobus spoke about the works in the inaugural exhibition at Gagosian’s Grosvenor Hill outpost.
Cy Twombly: In Beauty it is finished
Mark Francis, director of the exhibition Cy Twombly: In Beauty it is finished, Drawings 1951–2008, describes the impetus for this expansive presentation, the source for its title, and details the stories of some of the works on view.
Cy Twombly: Coronation of Sesostris
Cy Twombly’s Coronation of Sesostris (2000) receives a closer look by Gagosian Director, Mark Francis. In this video, he discusses the history of the work, the myths and poetry embedded within it, and considers its lasting impact.
Katharina Grosse reflects on the work of Cy Twombly.
Treatise on the Veil: Cy Twombly at the Morgan
On the occasion of the Morgan Library and Museum’s exhibition of Cy Twombly’s monumental painting Treatise on the Veil (1970) and related drawings, Gagosian director Mark Francis speaks with Isabelle Dervaux, Acquavella Curator of Modern & Contemporary Drawings at the Morgan.
In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008
March 8–April 25, 2018
West 21st Street, New York
Coronation of Sesostris
March 8–April 28, 2018
980 Madison Avenue, New York
May 25–July 29, 2017
Extended through April 22, 2017
December 1, 2016–April 22, 2017